Actor Russell Brand says he once
masturbated a man to orgasm on a television show.
The 38-year-old Brand made his comments
during an appearance on HuffPost Live.
When host Josh Zepps asked whether
Brand had been mistaken for being gay, Brand responded, “Often.”
“I did once, for a television
program, when I was a crack and heroin addict … I once masturbated
a man to the point of orgasm in a public bathroom. But it was for a
television program,” Brand said.
Zepps noted that that behavior is more
in line with a closeted straight man.
“Yeah, I was homophobic. But I
wasn't homophobic, I was just young and on drugs. … It just
happened to be in a bathroom 'cause I couldn't find another gay man
to do it. You know, we need someone who is going to let us film him
for heaven's sakes. So obviously, you're picking from a particular
strata of society once you make the decision to film it.”
“I must say, it wasn't for me,”
Brand said. “I didn't really enjoy it.”
“For me, this is not the arena for
morality. It's something that exists in nature and is not harmful to
people who are vulnerable and let it go.” (The video is embedded
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